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IP 101: Are Your Intellectual Property Assets Protected?

Cover Your Assets: Identify and Protect your Business’ Intellectual Property Original Article Posted on the Marks Gray Blog – Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Written by Crystal T. Broughan, Intellectual Property Attorney and Shareholder at Marks Gray, P.A. Do you have an inventory of your company’s intellectual property (IP) assets?  Do you even know what is considered an Intellectual Property asset?  Intellectual Property is everywhere in the world of business and business owners should make sure […]

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The Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act: Thoughts for Employers and Business Owners

Original article posted on the Marks Gray Blog on June 15, 2016, here. In May 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA or Act).  The Act brings the federal protection of trade secrets on par with corresponding laws that apply to the other pillars of intellectual property, copyrights, patents, and trademarks. What is a trade secret –   The Act broadly defines “trade secret”: (3) the term “trade secret” means all […]

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Intellectual Property Law Updates: “Stairway to Heaven”

Led Zeppelin fans were pleased to hear that a California jury in a copyright infringement case issued a verdict that the Defendants, members of the Led Zeppelin band and others, did not commit copyright infringement when they wrote and performed the musical composition “Stairway to Heaven”.  The exact question answered by the jury on the verdict form was, “Do you find by a preponderance of the evidence that original elements of the musical composition Taurus […]

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